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Andrewsiphius sloani Sahni and Mishra 1972 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Remingtonocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63152

Alternative combinations: Protocetus sloani, Remingtonocetus sloani

Synonyms: Andrewsiphius kutchensis Sahni and Mishra 1975 (no. 53236), Andrewsiphius minor Sahni and Mishra 1975 (no. 63121)

Full reference: A. Sahni and V.P. Mishra. 1972. A new species of Protocetus (Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene of Kutch, western India. Palaeontology 15(3):490-495

Belongs to Andrewsiphius according to J. G. M. Thewissen and S. Bajpai 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Andrewsiphius sloani: LUVP 11002. Its type locality is Baranda, which is in a Lutetian marine claystone in India.
  • Andrewsiphius kutchensis: LUVP 11060, a mandible (mandible with alveoli for left and right i3m2). Its type locality is Nareda, which is in a Lutetian marine horizon in the Harudi Formation of India.
  • Andrewsiphius minor: LUVP 11165, a partial skull. Its type locality is Harudi, which is in a Lutetian shallow subtidal mudstone in the Harudi Formation of India.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser